If you thought California Sushi or Sushi Garden was all that... then you haven't been to the new Sushi Town.
I went with a group of eight family members for the first time and all I can say is WOW. This place blew us away.
The salmon maki here is easily twice the size of any other place. It is so huge that you can actually fold it over the rice and completely cover it.
The katsu is other-worldy. They don't give you just one cutlet, BUT TWO and the quality is absolutely GOURMET. Unlike the standard Japanese style katsu which is pretty dry and tough, they soften their cutlets and use the finest bread crumbs. The quality is so good it actually is better than the all-cutlet Korean specialty restaurant Daeji, which I used to die for.
The decor is very contemporary and rich looking and superior to that of all but the most expensive restaurants. I love use of dark wood throughout.
The service was absolutely top notch. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and spoke english well (even though that is not an issue with me as our party is all Korean speaking). A far cry from the nightmarishly bad service of Sushi Garden and Sushi California.
I could go on forever about this place, but if I do I will just make myself hungry at this late hour.
This place was on offshoot of the legendary Sushi Garden as many of the staff and possibly owner are formerly of that fame (as is California Sushi). Everything about this place exudes attention to detail, organization, experience, and quality. This place could get away with charging 25% more and not have a drop off in business. Other than the sultan of Brunei, you could bring anyoe to this place and they would be hard pressed to not be impressed.
These guys know what they are doing and you can tell they care more than just throwing big cheap, tasty sushi in front of you and getting your ass out the door. You can tell they care about your WHOLE dining experience.
I understand they have been open around four months now, but I wonder how long they can keep up the quality and service. Time will only tell, but for now they get both thumbs up from me.
The two aforementioned places were regular destinations for me, but not anymore. There is a new sheriff in town.
The evolution of the Vancouver value sushi establishment is complete and it is Sushi Town.